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Madelyn Porter performs “The Life and Times of Sojourner Truth.”

“Vignettes” is a series of storytelling experiences sponsored in partnership by three organizations in Charlotte: First Congregational Church UCC, the Charlotte Community Library, and Evelyn Bay Coffee Company. Each event features a professional storyteller sharing a story.

This series is possible thanks to a grant from the Charlotte Generosity Fund.

“Vignettes” is a series of three storytelling experiences sponsored in partnership by three organizations in Charlotte: First Congregational Church UCC, the Charlotte Community Library, and Evelyn Bay Coffee Company. Each event features a professional storyteller sharing a story. The storytelling is followed by a workshop led by the storyteller on how to tell one’s own story.

Join with a great group of textile activists at 9 am on the first and third Saturday morning of each month. We are always in need of shawls and encourage you to help identify recipients.

Where: Riedy’s Tavern When:  Second and Fourth Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm This informal gathering takes place approximately twice a month to engage anyone interested in conversations and topics related to religion in a Christian context.  Since they are informal, these conversations attempt to lead us into thoughtful, respectful and open minded discussions that encourage listening to one […]

Using Zoom conferencing software, you can participate with other church members in remote meetings and virtual prayer services. You can join from a computer, a smart phone, or even using a regular phone. For all church services and meetings, we will be using the following Zoom meeting details. For security, Zoom now requires a password […]

As part of the Open and Affirming process the ONA team has crafted a “Welcoming Statement for First Congregational Church of Charlotte”. The congregation voted Oct 27, 2019 to adopt and embrace the message presented in the Welcoming Statement.

In case you ever wondered, First Congregational has handicap accessibility.  From our Welcome Page: Both of our buildings are handicap accessible. The main building has a newly remodeled ramp on its northwest corner, and features an elevator inside the building. Parking for the church is available just west of the church main building in a […]

This seminar was a wonderful examination of beliefs and ethical teachings associated with various world religions with the goal of increasing our ability to acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the diversity and similarities among the world’s religions. Audio recordings are available HERE so that you might study various aspects of the world’s religions and enjoy a deepened capacity for compassion and respect towards others in general.

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“’If you are more fortunate than others, it is better that you should build a longer table, than a taller fence.’ To me, the simplicity and eloquence of this apparently anonymous quote sums up my experience serving in Florida with UCC Disaster Ministries on a hurricane recovery volunteer work team.” – Commentary by Scott Smiley

Each spring, the Outreach board organizes helpers to clean up yards for congregants and community members who need it. These volunteers, armed only with rakes, shovels, and the occasional wood-splitter, ventured forth during the first two weeks of April to tame natures excesses and restore order after a long winter. Thanks to everyone who came out to […]